[ kawr-uh-kuh l, kor- ]
/ ˈkɔr ə kəl, ˈkɒr- /


a small, round, or very broad boat made of wickerwork or interwoven laths covered with a waterproof layer of animal skin, canvas, tarred or oiled cloth, or the like: used in Wales, Ireland, and parts of western England.

Origin of coracle

1540–50; < Welsh corwgl, corwg; akin to Irish curach boat; see currach Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for coracle

/ (ˈkɒrəkəl) /


a small roundish boat made of waterproofed hides stretched over a wicker frame

Word Origin for coracle

C16: from Welsh corwgl; related to Irish curach boat
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